HORNREICH COLLECTION: Medallic History of Christopher Columbus and the World's Columbian Exposition
Columbian Expo, Ada Rehan Dollar





Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States Chicago, IL 1893
Design Description: SO-CALLED DOLLARS - HIBLER & KAPPEN Ada Rehan Dollar
Item Description: Aluminum SC$1 1893 HK-767 ADA REHAN HK-767 AL OSTHEIMER COLLECTION
Full Grade: NGC MS 61
Owner: Spencer Collection

Owner Comments:

Medal, 1893, AL, ADA REHAN DOLLAR, COLUMBIAN EXPO, Chicago, IL. So Called Dollar, HK-767 Aluminum, NGC MS61, Cert# 2023975-006. Obv. Female bust l.; above Ada Rehan 1893; below bust, microscopic (incuse) Copyright 1893 by R. H. Park. Rev. Full female figure facing; standing on globe which rests atop spread-winged eagle; in r. hand is sword, in l. hand are scales; above, around "The Silver Statue Justice"; below * of the State of Montana *
HK-767 Aluminum. 45mm.ADA REHAN. Irish-born American actress Ada Crehan (1860-1916) was known especially for Shakespearean roles; played over 200 parts in company of Augustin Daly between 1879 and 1899. In those days it was not unusual for boom-towns of West to attract famous theatrical persons in touring companies. A misprint in a program had her name as Ada Rehan and this became her stage name. This medal is likely part of the 1893 World's Columbian Expo. Ada Rehan was the model for the statue that was in the Montana Building at the Columbian Expo which is depicted on the reverse. Ex Jeff Shevlin, Ex Ostheimer Collection (noted on NGC label).

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